Hirunika Premachandra and her supporters are seen dashing coconuts outside the Colombo Magistrate’s court today, asking the gods to punish those who threatened her with death and to punish those who killed former presidential adviser Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. Pix by Samantha Perera
These primitive acts only expose the false beliefs in an all powerful entity that foolish people believe lives in the sky. There are no Gods its just in the imagination of humans. The true-believer syndrome merits study by science. What is it that compels a reasonable person, past all reason, to believe the unbelievable. How can an otherwise sane individual become so enamored of a fantasy, a creator God, an imposture, that even after it's exposed in the bright light of day he still clings to it--indeed, clings to it all the harder? This has amazed me so much.
perumal Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:31 AM
Why not the government organize a dissenting coconut striking ceremony in support of those who killed and threatened to kill.
JOHN Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:56 AM
My dear Girl, if you suspect any person blocking the investigation its better you and your supporters dash those coconuts on his/her head.
Michael Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:42 AM
It is tough to lose a family member, here this daughter is fighting for justice. God is just and each man/woman will face consequences for his/her actions.
Ajith B Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:58 AM
Why all this revange. Yes it has happened and its cruel. But let the law take it's course. I am sure it will, breaking coconuts wont make things go faster but creates hatred and dislike. I think this very act is not in line with Bhuddism .
who cares? Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:59 AM
today you have overshadowed Mr President
ajith Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:56 AM
Cant they break some thing else other than pol.(coconut) This is worse than a crime!!!!! This should be banned...all these nonsense originated from next door neighbor.
The God Father Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:57 AM
gosh she is beautiful.
Tokyo Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:52 AM
She looks great!!! Better to avoid stinking politics...
podiman1 Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:23 AM
in this new world money, drugs, tugs and corrupt politicians rules... God has no say!
Ananda Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:05 AM
Gooday good one, ah.
Premakumar Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:22 AM
No putha. Don't curse any one. God will do that part. Keep your peace and calmness. Your mother needs you more than any one. So be at Peace.
globetrotter Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:25 PM
She should join politics! She'll definitely get my vote. She's bright, intelligent, well spoken and got the political moves too.
Sharan Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:41 PM
We need over 100000 cocounts for North & East!
silly lanka Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:15 PM
how much is a coconut? What a waste could have made some nice cocunut sambole for my indhi appa
Ahmad Tuesday, 24 April 2012 04:50 PM
Deities (devas) are referred as gods in Sri Lanka.
faqi Tuesday, 24 April 2012 06:12 PM
Science is the only way we can derive real knowledge about the natural world and our place in it. Religious faith simply confuses and divides. The domain of science can only work with ideas that are testable and falsifiable by experimentation. The idea of a special creator cannot be tested in that domain. Not only is there not the slightest jot of evidence for the existence of anything which we might think of as "God", there is no need for such a myth to explain the universe. That being said, however, many, if not most, human beings are stubbornly determined to believe in a god, and it is unlikely that they can be persuaded otherwise, even though we non-believers find it baffling that apparently intelligent people can still cling to this superstitious nonsense in the 21st century.
That being said, however, many, if not most, human beings are stubbornly determined to believe in a god, and it is unlikely that they can be persuaded otherwise, even though we non-believers find it baffling that apparently intelligent people can still cling to this superstitious nonsense in the 21st century....')" type="button" class="btn btn-outline-secondary btn-sm" style="padding-top: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px">Reply
grand chancellor Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:12 PM
Dashing coconuts is not going to bring back anything. You are educated to stoop to this level. Please dont do this for Political gains. You need to get the people out of these kind of superstitous beliefs.
buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:23 AM
The dravidian in the sinhalese keeps showing from this act and also the following of the Hindu New Year agenda.
Deen Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:56 AM
Many coconuts were dashing entire Colombo city and temples when SF was arrested. Unfortunately by god no one punished yet. Don’t waste coconuts and give them to poor people to make coconut sambol.
Kondebandapucheena Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:09 AM
Like in Tamil movie
Gindara Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:36 AM
Well said and prices of coconuts are sky rocketing because more coconuts are been dashed than eating.. Grow up, next thing they will arrest you for dashing coconuts front of the courts
Du Minda, Singapore Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:41 AM
"Nahi verena verani"
Dr. Mervyn Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:21 AM
When people loose confidence in the legal system of the country they depend on gods to give punishment !!! That helpless are people of this country and that's why UN wants LLRC report implemented .
Senaka Fernando Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:02 AM
I thought you are studying for law ?
Amal Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:07 AM
Me aparade karapu ewunta hena hathama wadiyan.
Mohamed Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:24 AM
May pol gayhimen..nothing will work out....at least if you all distribute these to poor people, they will eat and pray for you and your dad. In the mean time God knows what is right and wrong to punish the people in the Every lives has to face this before dieying or after dieying....Pls keep that faith and work
Paddy S Tuesday, 24 April 2012 07:41 AM
Another primitive act to show the nature of our future leaders.
DINESH Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:13 AM
If happen to one of your family mamber will you tell the same. Grow up !!!
dave Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:34 AM
No wish will come to live dashin coconut.
People wish only be practical at any Election. People shoud use that wish only. After Dashing too much cocount all people again vote P.A. Then what wish will come true. God will laugh at us by behind.
DINESH Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:48 AM
Dont insult GOD and belives of people dont know what will happen next . Even Titanic was sank so .....
Tintin Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:30 AM
A bit silly Hirunika. It must be hard to stomach your fathers death and injustices done until now. But please act maturely. Dont go for these cheap publicity stunts. Do some credible work for your rights without dashing coconuts to some unknown Gods. The real God doesnt need any nuts dashed to see whats right and wrong.
Roy Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:05 AM
Pol gahapu ekada ?? yes correct...
gajamuthu Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:14 AM
Hirunika is the prettiest girl around, she should be in the silver screens (ridi thire)
DUMINDA Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:20 AM
M.M.M.M...She is Beautiful....
JUNDA Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:22 AM
Cant these people use GAL instead of POL..?? .POLS are very arithmetic these days...
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